MENTORING THE HEART OF POTENCY

General Mentoring Statistics:

GENERAL MENTORING STATISTICS:
71% of Fortune 500 companies have mentoring programs
Of those with a mentor, 97% say they are valuable (source)
The world is changing and we are at a pivotal moment when new ideas are needed to meet the challenges ahead. As old structures crumble and fall away we cannot afford to remain in the old masculine paradigm where women and their gifts were undervalued and undermined. 

Of course, traditional roles evolved to facilitated civilisations in their survival, but that time has passed and it is time for women to rise up and contribute in the way they always were meant to – side by side with men. This is an imperative if we want to thrive beyond the current impending world crisis.

So why is Potency focusing on putting mentoring at the “heart” of its curriculum?

Mentoring is a developmental relationship that supports and encourages the mentee to self-direct and manage their learning, skills, and talents to match their possibility of achieving their highest potential. Studies show that 75% of millennials see that mentoring is crucial to their career success and since it is predicted that by 2025, 75% of the workforce will be millennials. This would suggest that Potency incorporates mentoring education to help Potency graduates when readying themselves to meet the demands ahead.

In addition, other research shows that 70% of small business receiving mentoring services survive for five years or more. This is double the rate compared to non-mentored enterprises [FSB] and in a study by the UK Dept for Business, Innovations and skills fit was found that 94% of SMEs have benefited using external mentoring support moreover, they also showed over all that there was greater ambition amongst employees and relatively higher turnovers. It has also been shown that 71% of Fortune 500 companies are now running mentoring programs and so, it makes sense to place mentoring firmly witing the curriculum.

There is another agenda and that is to understand that currently, although the cultural paradigm is shifting towards greater social and economic power for women there is still an insufficient number of women, in positions of power, to generate enough upward thrust to shift the collective field of possibility for women. 

We believe that for women, to actively fulfil their role as powerful co-creators and contributors in our future this field of possibility must to be embedded deeply in their psyche otherwise, they will not be able to successfully compete and thrive in any environment, business or otherwise.

Our aim is to create a flux of powerful women that will set a wave of impact that will incrementally compound the overall presence into every sphere of possibility. Methods of business is changing, and is far more suited to women, already buying power is predominantly in the hands of women and with mentoring these women can shift the balance and in turn, uplift others. 

What is encouraging is that mentoring perpetuates a cycle of social mobility since it is shown that 89% of those people who have been mentored will go on to mentor others and we are hoping, that our graduates will be inclined to mentor those behind them to keep the forward thrust.

What is encouraging is that mentoring perpetuates a cycle of social mobility since it is shown that 89% of those people who have been mentored will go on to mentor others and we are hoping that our graduates will be inclined to mentor those behind them to keep the forward thrust. 
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